neither be frightened nor humbled, nor made to forget that he is an American citizen and a freeman, or, as a being accountable to God, to hold his peace on the subject of African
‘Is the inquiry made, how do I bear up under my adversities?
I answer—like the oak—like the Alps
To the narrative of his conviction he is able to append a Southern and a Northern protest against it; the former from a convention of the Manumission Society
of North Carolina
, the latter from the Massachusetts Journal and Tribune
, whose opinion was reinforced by the fact that the editor and writer of the article in question, David Lee Child
was a lawyer.
His own comments follow in2
a later number.
Still a little space remains on the second page, and this shall be filled by verses signed ‘G——n,’ but written who knows when or where amid all the distractions of the past six months?